If you’re tired of the typical blunt bob or a tried-and-tested layered lob, may we suggest you get a Korean-inspired cut instead!
What’s the big diff? If you’re an avid K-drama fan or have come across a hallyu star’s Instagram, you’ll notice how they have a penchant for feminine and soft hairstyles that frame the face perfectly. The beauty of the K-beauty haircut is how everything is about subtlety. Sharp layers or harsh highlights are not their thing—so it’s the perfect hairstyle to get if you want natural-looking tresses that are far from boring.
To make the most out of your trip to the salon, we recommend you try a short ‘do to really transform your look! In case you haven’t noticed, Korean stars have cut their hair short at least once in their career, and for good reason. Short hairstyles are usually wash and wear, and Korean stylists have created the prettiest cuts that really flatter a myriad of face shapes.
Need some ideas? Here are some pegs you should save before your next salon visit!
10 Flattering Korean-Inspired Short Haircuts with Bangs to Try for Your Next Salon Visit
1. Soft-Layered Bob with Wispy Bangs
Call this a classic K-style cut you can’t go wrong with. If you’re unsure of getting full bangs, a wispy fringe is a great compromise that helps frame your face without being too heavy. This is perfect if you want to give yourself a more feminine look.
2. Soft-Layered Lob with Curtain Bangs
A fringe doesn’t necessarily need to cover your forehead! Curtain bangs are great for girls with a wide or round face shape because it frames your cheeks and jaw to create a more sculpted look. While the soft layers of this lob give your tresses subtle dimension, too!
3. Blunt Lob with Wispy Curtain Bangs
Koreans love dainty bangs that can easily be tucked away on warmer days. This cut is great if you’re not into layers but would like to try something that frames your face a little bit better. The wispy bangs also gives you a more dainty look, in case you want to exude more femininity with your ‘do.
4. Layered Chin-Length Bob with Micro Bangs
If you want to try a style that isn’t too feminine, try a short bob with layered edges. Baby bangs are also super quirky and are perfect if you want to try a more creative hair color! Trust us, this is the style to get if you want to turn heads online and IRL!
5. Soft-Layered Mullet
Dubbed the “Wolf Cut” thanks to TikTok, this haircut is perfect if you’ve got a relatively prominent jawline since the face-framing layers and fringe make your face appear smaller.
6. Blunt Bob with Wispy Curtain Bangs
Not ready for a full fringe? Then you’ll want to try wispy bangs paired with a blunt bob! Again, the bangs help soften your features to give you a more feminine look, while this hair length will undeniably make you look younger, too!
7. Blunt Bob with Full Bangs
If you’d like people to focus on your facial features, then opt for this timeless cut! This is perfect for girls with round faces as it helps sculpt your cheeks and jaw. To keep your look fresh and light, be sure to pick a light brown hair color to match!
8. Shaggy Layered Lob with Curtain Bangs
This '90s-inspired ‘do is given a Korean-style twist thanks to how subtle the curtain bangs are! Compared to “The Rachel” that features more jagged and harsh layers, this style is all about soft layers to give your hair texture without too much volume.
9. Soft-Layered Lob with Wispy Bangs
If you’re not ready to try a mullet or a shaggier ‘do, then opt for a lob you can easily tie into a bun. The length is not too short nor are the bangs that noticeable if styled a certain way. Take note, this style looks best blow-dried, with the bangs set with a soft curl.
10. Shaggy Layered Bob with Full Blunt Bangs
Sometimes full fringe looks best with short hair! But don’t go for an equally blunt bob to match your sleek fringe. Instead, opt for a cut that’s layered like a long pixie cut! This way your hair looks less geometric, and will give you a softer look, too!
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